Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens' brownstones, boutiques, and brunch spots are equal parts cool, calm, and collected.

Carroll Gardens has established itself as a Brooklyn favorite. Although flush with hip bars, boutiques, and restaurants, this neighborhood has never lost its old-NYC mystique. Quintessential brownstones line tree-trimmed sidewalks and local retailers and Italian eateries populate its cheerful main street. For a stroll or a stay, Carroll Gardens promises a healthy dose of Brooklyn's cool candor.

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On the Map

Carroll Gardens is within Brooklyn and bordered by Cobble Hill, Columbia Street Waterfront, Boerum Hill, Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, and Red Hook

LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 31 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 17 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Carroll Gardens: Italian Comforts in a Stylish Place to Dwell

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A touch trendier than its neighbors, Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens' brownstones, boutiques, and butcher shops lend the neighborhood a hip feel and an Italian flavor.

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Experience the charm of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn! A traditionally Italian-American neighborhood, it is now dotted with lovely boutiques, shops and cafes, and yet has retained many of its long-standing family run businesses."

Distinctive Dining and Hand-Crafted Drinks at Brooklyn's Finest

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Carroll Gardens's popular restaurants, pizzerias, and cafes lure you to gather for a meal with friends.

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The neighborhood is family-oriented with several schools and playgrounds close by; there is also a neighborhood pool not too far. Fortunately, Carroll Gardens does not sacrifice its nightlife and social scene for its homely family vibe. Smith Street and Court Street have plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and shopping to choose from."
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Maggie

Visited in 2013

Recreational Therapy in NYC

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Although the neighborhood is undeniably urban, Carroll Gardens embraces the great outdoors.

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By foot or by bike, it's easy to get around in Carroll Gardens.

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Carroll Gardens' Residential Calm

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People treat Carroll Gardens like the neighborhood it is. It's quite possible that you'll hear friendly chatter rather than honking horns.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Jacob Krupnick

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Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighborhood.